Tim Lane

Tim Lane

AFL's new man has a big job ahead

Tim Lane If, on becoming AFL boss, Gillon McLachlan was not immediately aware of it, the responsibility he now bears should be dawning on him by the day.

Latest twist highlights AFL failures

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Tim Lane Combustible elements continue to be poured, indiscriminately, into an already volatile mix. Just as it is hard to know whether James Hird or the AFL is more damaged by Thursday night's report on the...

Cultural change, AFL gets Jeffed

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Tim Lane Andrew Demetriou has overseen some momentous times at league HQ, but where to now?

AFL needs less shuttlecockups

Tim Lane IT WILL be a relief to the AFL to know it isn't alone in facing the reality that its rules might, under certain circumstances, encourage manufactured under-performance; or 'tanking' in the vernacular.

Off-field wins? No tanks, AFL

Tim Lane While the issue of tanking had to be addressed, the AFL's ''solution'' is not one that is appropriate.